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03/04/2010 - 2:14pm
Pats tender three

A day before NFL free agency begins, the Patriots Thursday announced tenders to three restricted free agents. Offensive guard Logan Mankins was tendered at the first and third-round draft pick level while kicker Stephen Gostkowski was tendered at the second-round level. Restricted free agent linebacker Pierre Woods was tendered but with right of first refusal, meaning the Patriots will not get compensated if he signs elsewhere. If teams offer Mankins and Gostkowski, the Patriots have a week to match or receive the designated picks. For more on the day leading up to NFL free agency, visit the football blog It Is What It Is


03/04/2010 - 12:09pm
Power Rankings: Celtics at No. 7

After a few weeks off, Michael Holley is back with the latest WEEI.com NBA Power Rankings. While Cleveland still hasn't relinquished the top spot, with the Lakers manning No. 2, Dallas has moved further into elite status by jumping up to No. 3. Despite their roller coaster ride of late, the Celtics stand strong in the seventh spot. For the complete rankings click here.


03/04/2010 - 10:46am
Rivers: C's aren't tuning out coach

Celtics coach Doc Rivers made his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Thursday morning. Rivers opened with a suggestion on whom the Patriots should select in April's NFL draft: Florida linebacker Brandon Spikes, who is dating Rivers' daughter.

 

Rivers then addressed the trash-talking in Wednesday night's Celtics win, which led to an altercation between Paul Pierce and Charlotte's Stephen Jackson as Jackson was preparing to shoot a free throw. "I thought more of it was frustration on Stephen's part," Rivers said. "It was a strange [situation], though."

 

Rivers talked about how Larry Bird was a great trash-talker and how the best way to respond was to play harder. Said Rivers: "It bothered you sometimes, but not to the fact that you wanted to fight, but to get him back on the floor, to win the game." Added Rivers: "[It used to be that] the great players were the trash-...

03/04/2010 - 10:43am
Mashup: Women's hoops punch

Baylor women's basketball standout Brittney Griner, known for her dunking this season, has been getting lots of extra attention from opposing defenses. Wednesday night, the 6-foot-8 freshman responded to physical play with a roundhouse right that landed on her opponent's nose. Read more and view the video at Thursday's Morning Mashup.


03/03/2010 - 11:55pm
Jackson: Pierce, C's disrespectful

Following Wednesday night's blowout win by the Celtics, Charlotte's Stephen Jackson took issue with trash-talking by the Celtics, and captain Paul Pierce in particular. "It turned disrespectful when certain things were said," Jackson said. "You can be emotional in the game and you talk to your teammates and do all that, but when you get personal and direct certain things to people as far as their manhood, that's when the problems come up. And I guarantee you that if I wasn't in this gym, that wouldn't have been said to me." Pierce and Jackson got into a verbal battle and were each called for technical fouls midway through the third quarter as Jackson was preparing to shoot free throws. For more, including audio from Jackson, visit the Green Street blog.


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